RK NEW YORK
Based in Miami Beach with a creative and production studio in New York City, RK New York is debuting winter 2013 after three successful years as the new force in the luxury accessories market. The new line continues the brand premise to deliver luxury pieces that combine form, fashion and function.
RK New York uses luxurious leathers and exotic skins for its entire collection.
Designer/owner Rachel Appel revels in the opportunity to create fun, edgy luxury pieces for todays “it girl “.
Appel created the line in 2009 out of a void she felt in the market. “ There was a real need for hands free bags and a fashion forward luxury brand with rock star embellishments”. "RK New York designs luxury pieces with a purpose and functionality" the designer says.
When wearing a RK New York bag whether it is the amazing slouchy cross body crocodile bag, the finger bag embellished to the hood with the edgy spikes, or one of the fabulous harnesses that are completely over the top with style, women have the opportunity to express themselves with tasteful but funky accessories.
Rachel Appel is a true fashionista, born in New Jersey and splitting time between her Miami Beach home and her downtown Manhattan apartment with her husband and daughter, Rachel is surrounded by the multi-cultural, eclectic and high-energy fashion world. She is a presence in New York-Miami fashion scene and now unveiling her winter 2013 leather and exotic skin accessories collection, she is brimming with excitement.
With fifteen years of experience in the accessories industry, Rachel is finally doing what she feels she was always meant to. A recent review of her new collection states: The RK collection is "swathed in supple leather and exotic skins, RK bags are for the fiercest fashionistas who dare to be different adding a "WOW FACTOR" to whatever they are wearing"
When asked what she loves most about her collection, she says; "My accessories look amazing, feel amazing and offer great day and night options. Our customers know that accessories make the outfit." She adds “Accessories are the first thing that people notice and more than likely comment on, whether it be a great belt, a big bold piece of jewelry or an amazing embellished handbag, they set the mood if you will. They tell people a little about who you are”.
When asked where her inspiration comes from Appel responds, “ I never believed in fashion for fashion sake, in other words need drives most of what I do, as a new mother for example, both of my hands were occupied-she adds giggling- so it occurred to me that I couldn't carry the bag, the stroller, the diaper bag, etc. enter the harnesses, worn like holsters and fully adjustable.